CAF will Supply New Electric Trains to Brazil

CAF will Supply New Electric Trains to Brazil
December 10, 2010 9:41 am

Consortium Guararapes has received a R$217m ($128mn) order to supply electric trains for Recife’s metro system in Brazil, in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The consortium, comprised of Spain’s CAF and its local branch, CAF Brasil, secured the contract from urban rail company CBTU.
CAF will provide 15 electric-driven trains to operate on Recife’s metro system. The trains will be made up of four cars running on the 3,000V DC system with a 1,600mm gauge.

The project should take 45 months, which includes testing the trains. The first train is scheduled to be delivered after 20 months, according to is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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